Mike Kelly had a sore back, not to mention torn-down shower curtains, a decimated bathroom, and clogged drains, all courtesy of his 160-pound newfoundland, Gordo. He decided to start a self-service dog-wash business, not simply for his own sake but for other sore, slobber-riddled dog owners as well.
And so In n Out Self Serve Dog Wash was born. There, pet owners find a series of green-walled semiprivate stations that house walkup tubs for a variety of dog sizes, including a couple of extra-large sizes to accommodate massive pups or several small dogs that became stuck together after an ill-fated jelly-sandwich incident. Equipped with washing hoses and shampoos, dog owners can disrupt muddy paws and fur before rinsing and styling their pooch's pompadour with a high-velocity, no-heat blow dryer. Or they can seek out the help of the shop's professional grooming services, which include nail trimming, ear cleaning, and packages with breed-standard trims.
We are a full service doggy daycare and boarding facility. We also offer grooming and training. We were awarded, by Reader's Choice Awards, best doggy daycare and boarding facility in all of NJ in 2008 and 2010 and best grooming facility in NJ in 2009 and 2010.
Sisters Lizzy and Megan head up the grooming team at Dog Wash Depot. Here, dog owners wash their pups at the self-service stations, which are stocked to the hilt with all-natural cleansing products, fluffy towels, and grooming tools such as combs and hair dryers. Lizzy, Megan, and the rest of the grooming staff are just an "pardon me" away from dispensing grooming advice if needed, whether it's guiding the owner in holding the hair dryer properly or just repeating "Good boy, good boy" so the owner knows he's done a good job. The staff also gets pups into factory-issue form through services ranging from a simple wash-and-dry to a full grooming package that includes a haircut and nail trim.
The giant tree in the front yard of Amber Beech Kennel towers over the expansive grassy lawn, covering the ground with copious shade in the summer or piles of crunchy leaves in the fall. Either way, pups are going to cavort like crazy underneath its sprawling branches. At Amber Beech Kennel, the dog-loving caretakers play with the dogs during boarding, grooming, or training sessions. Aside from making sure pups are properly cared for, educated, and cleaned, Amber Beech also sells pet supplies such as treats and leashes in their onsite shop.
Signature service: Veterinary care
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Brands Used: Boehringer Ingelheim vaccines, Abaxis in-house diagnostics
Pro Tip: Please bring your pet's previous medical records.We look forward to meeting you soon.
The stylists at Fantastic Sams Hair Salons keep things simple—but that doesn't mean plain. At salons scattered across the United States, the mane-makers fill all a head of hair's everyday needs with services such as adult cuts, bang trims, and facial hair styling. They also go beyond basic services with texturing treatments, foil highlights, and hair relaxers more effective than simply slipping some gin into the shampoo. All services are complemented with their trademark fs shampoo therapy, a shampoo treatment that includes a three-minute scalp massage and a nourishing Argan oil serum.